Early Holocene relative sea-level changes at Clachan Harbour, Raasay, Scottish Hebrides

Michael Cressey, Susan Dawson, Ross White, Sue Anderson (Editor)

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    Abstract

    The focus of this study is the inter-tidal sediment and eroding woody peat exposed in Clachan Harbour, Isle of Raasay, in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. These deposits were investigated as part of a wider project to monitor the impact of a new harbour and infrastructure works. Previous surveys of the harbour recorded the extent of the eroding peat along with borehole investigations and diatom analysis. Further excavation work supported by a programme of radiocarbon dating has raised the significance of the site, particularly in the light of Mesolithic worked stone tools which were found at the head of the harbour. Important sea-level data has been attained through altitudinal levelling thus allowing the site to be placed in its local and regional context.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCommissioned by The Highland Council & published by CFA Archaeology Limited
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

    Publication series

    NameArchive Report
    PublisherHighland Council
    No.1781

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    harbor
    Holocene
    peat
    Mesolithic
    radiocarbon dating
    leveling
    excavation
    diatom
    borehole
    infrastructure
    sea level
    sediment

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    Cressey, M., Dawson, S., White, R., & Anderson, S. (Ed.) (2010). Early Holocene relative sea-level changes at Clachan Harbour, Raasay, Scottish Hebrides. (Archive Report ; No. 1781). Commissioned by The Highland Council & published by CFA Archaeology Limited.
    Cressey, Michael ; Dawson, Susan ; White, Ross ; Anderson, Sue (Editor). / Early Holocene relative sea-level changes at Clachan Harbour, Raasay, Scottish Hebrides. Commissioned by The Highland Council & published by CFA Archaeology Limited, 2010. (Archive Report ; 1781).
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    Commissioned by The Highland Council & published by CFA Archaeology Limited, 2010. (Archive Report ; No. 1781).

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    Cressey M, Dawson S, White R, Anderson S, (ed.). Early Holocene relative sea-level changes at Clachan Harbour, Raasay, Scottish Hebrides. Commissioned by The Highland Council & published by CFA Archaeology Limited, 2010. (Archive Report ; 1781).